Given the compendium of definitions for rail car supply and the importance of this market information, the objectives of this report are to propose a broad definition of rail car supply and suggest alternatives for delivering car supply information to the market. This report contains an overview of the mechanics and programs for railroad car ordering. A section is included on information about supply and demand. This information also contains a plethora of resources that shippers may employ in predicting rail car supply/demand and monitoring carrier performance. Finally, this report reviews the resources and importance of shipper knowledge about the rail industry and its market environment.


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00811879
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC Report No. 01-121
  • Files: UTC, NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 19 2001 12:00AM